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12th - 24th April 2021
Panelists, Speakers and Workshops
16th - 18th April 2021
Circular Economy Hackathon
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A Virtual Hackathon helping shine the spotlight on some amazing women and non-binary people in tech

Watch Athena 2019 🡢
  • Attend a series of workshop talks and panel debates from leading industry experts
  • Submit a team and take part in a hackathon presenting ideas for the Circular Economy
  • Join our online event and get involved in the community to discuss all things tech
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Circular Economy Hack

Over the Athena Hack weekend, teams will be tasked with hacking together ideas and presenting them for the Circular Economy!

Hackathon Prizes

first-place

£5,000

+ Cisco 730 Headsets

second-place

£2,500

third-place

£1,000

Best Bootcamp Team

£500

Best University Team

£500

Best Company Team

£500

Speakers

Here are some of the amazing Speakers, Panellists and Workshop hosts
who will be joining us over the course of the Athena Hack Event

Chandni Panchal

Cisco

Rachel Clancy

Wieden + Kennedy

Amandine Flachs

WildeMeta

Hannah Blair

Hopin

Harriet Shaw

BAE Systems

Sonya Barlow

LMF Network

Nur Karadeniz

University of Cambridge

Heather Poole

Ministry of Justice

Kate Burn

NHS Digital

Megan Rodger

NHS Digital

Hannah Smithies

Ministry of Justice

Rebecca Saw

Sky

Holly Armitage

BAE Systems

Elle Townsend

Nationwide

Joy Foster

TechPixies

Sam Larsen-Disney

BehaviourLab

Sonya Moisset

Photobox

Mark Shayler

Ape

Sophie Hebdidge

Techniclarity

Chandni Panchal

Cisco

Rachel Clancy

Wieden + Kennedy

Amandine Flachs

WildeMeta

Hannah Blair

Hopin

Harriet Shaw

BAE Systems

Schedule

Athena Hack

  • Hackathon (April 16th - 18th)

Circular Economy Hackathon

Our 48-hour hack will start at 6pm on Friday 16th April!! Keep an eye out for our full weekend schedule to see what's in store!

Week One

  • Webinar (11:00 - 12:00 BST)

Introduction to the Circular Economy

With Cisco and Showcode

  • Workshop (12:30 - 14:00 BST)

Data-driven Experience

With Nur Karadeniz from the University of Cambridge

  • Webinar (15:00 - 16:00 BST)

Paired and Mob Programming Online

With Heather Poole from the Ministry of Justice

  • Workshop (17:00 - 18:30 BST)

Intro to Serverless with Chatbots

With Cisco

  • Workshop (10:00 - 11:30 BST)

Playable Experience and Gamification

With Rachel Clancy from Wieden + Kennedy

  • Workshop (12:00 - 13:00 BST)

Python 101

With Lloyds Banking Group

  • Workshop (15:00 - 16:30 BST)

How To Make sure You're Solving the Right Problem

With NHS Digital

  • Workshop (17:00 - 18:00 BST)

Gamification Workshop Show & Tell

With Rachel Clancy from Wieden + Kennedy

  • Webinar (10:00 - 11:00 BST)

Demystifying Data for Product Managers

With Hannah Smithies from the Ministry of Justice

  • Panel (12:00 - 13:00 BST)

Impact of a Virtual World on Virtual Reality

With Hannah Blair, Rebecca Saw and Steve Dann

  • Workshop (14:30 - 16:00 BST)

Data Analytics Sprint

With Le Wagon

  • Webinar (17:00 - 18:00 BST)

Building a Career in Technology

With Lloyds Banking Group

  • Workshop (10:00 - 11:30 BST)

Introduction to Artificial Intelligence

With Cisco

  • Panel (12:00 - 13:00 BST)

Being a Female Tech Founder

With Holly Armitage, Harriet Shaw, Sophie Hebdidge and Amandine Flachs

  • Webinar (10:00 - 11:00 BST)

Circular Economy

With Mark Shayler

  • Workshop (12:00 - 13:30 BST)

Sam's Front-End Survival Kit

With Sam Larsen-Disney

  • Hackathon (18:00 - 19:00 BST)

Athena Hack Intro

An Introduction to the main event!

Week Two

  • Spotlight (10:00 - 11:00 BST)

Ellie Sleightholm

A spotlight session

  • Panel (12:00 - 13:00 BST)

Bridging The Digital Skills Gap

With Linda Scott, Carme Mias, Manira Ahmad and Jess Rush

  • Webinar (15:00 - 16:00 BST)

Code is Chaos

With Sonya Moisset

  • Spotlight (10:00 - 11:00 BST)

Ania Kubow

A spotlight session

  • Panel (12:00 - 13:00 BST)

Changing Perceptions

With Holly Armitage, Dilheas Heywood, Elle Townsend, Will Knight

  • Spotlight (10:00 - 11:00 BST)

Athena 2019

A spotlight session

  • Panel (12:00 - 13:00 BST)

Women of Cisco

With Hope Cunningham, Yasmine Rasselkaf, Rachel Smith, Ifeoma Nembhardt, Cheryl Lynch and Ashika Sundavadra

  • Workshop (17:00 - 18:00 BST)

How To Supercharge Your LinkedIn Profile in 40 Minutes

With Joy Foster

  • Webinar (15:00 - 16:00 BST)

Interview Skills

With Nationwide

  • Webinar (10:00 - 11:00 BST)

CV and Digital Interview Tips

With Cisco

  • Webinar (12:00 - 13:00 BST)

Enhancing Your Personal Brand

With Vodafone

  • Panel (15:00 - 16:00 BST)

Diversity Driving Innovation

With Sonya Barlow, Rose Hitchcock, Baiba Ziga, Jess Rush

  • Winner (18:00 BST)

Competition Results

The winners of Athena Hack 2021!

Athena Hack Is Live!

The Hackathon has begun - Join us on Discord for more Speakers, Panelists and workshop discussions!
Join Discord

FAQs

What if I want to take part in the hack but don’t have a team?

Don’t worry! There are lots of registrants who don’t have a team from the very beginning. You’ll be able to find and chat to others who are looking for a team on our Discord server.

Do I need experience to take part?

Nope - everyone is encouraged to take part, regardless of experience or ability! Practice makes perfect.

Who can take part?

As long as you are over 18 and a woman or non-binary, you can take part in the hack.

How big should a team be?

The maximum number of members in a team is 5, but anything below that is up to you!

Is it just open to people in the UK?

No! The timings will be GMT, but with the hack being virtual, it’s open to anyone around the world

Still got questions?

Email us at alex@showcode.co.uk and we can help!